Providing Access to Supplemental Trainings Online
IIE partnered with Cisco Systems and TechSoup Global to supplement the E-Mediat workshops with an online component by providing training and tools to the in-country leadership teams to develop and offer webinars. Cisco donated 10 WebEx licenses to the E-Mediat program which allows the five in-country teams to produce supplemental trainings, coaching and resources which can be accessed on-demand through recorded and archived training.
TechSoup Global conducted a training of trainers (TOT) for the in-country leadership teams on the following:
- Applying basic concepts of delivering webinar-based training
- Understanding key principles of online learning, including maintaining interest and communication techniques
- Planning quality webinar trainings
- Discovering best practices in webinar training
TechSoup Global also provides on-going webinar coaching and support.
The first webinar was held on Web Listening Techniques in September 2011. Webinars are now taking place in all E-Mediat focus countries and are contributing to greater knowledge transfer and connectivity between organizations. This exciting tool allows E-Mediat participants to connect with and learn from Social Media experts across the globe without being hindered by distance.